Obama Passively Watched while Americans Died
October 23, 2012
Mark Steyn and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West review the timeline of September 11th, 2012. Like so many couch potatoes, the Obama administration sat back and watched the attack live on TV; they could have sent help, but did nothing.
Our diplomats fought for seven hours without any aid from outside the country. Four Americans died while the Obama national-security team and our military passively watched and listened. The administration is being criticized for ignoring security needs before the attack and for falsely attributing the assault to a mob. But the most severe failure has gone unnoticed: namely, a failure to aid the living.
When something bad happens at a consulate on the other side of the world, very few nations have the technological capability to watch it in real time.
Even fewer have fighter jets and special forces within less than 500 miles — or about the distance from Boston to Washington.
Yet the commander-in-chief chose to do nothing.